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Amount to:

*‘this adds up to a total of 400 calories’*figurative*‘these isolated incidents don't add up to a true picture of the situation’*-
*‘It adds up to more than 40 extra drinking hours on Saturday nights alone.’* -
*‘The poorest will be exempt from the first £1,200 and get a grant of £1,500 and a bursary of £300 - adding up to £3,000.’* -
*‘Many companies offer generous benefits to your spouse, too which can all add up to a substantial amount of cover.’* -
*‘The two cups were added to the previous cups that he had drunk and added up to a substantial amount of alcohol in his system.’* -
*‘All funds envisaged in this category, adding up to about 10 million euro, had been used, he said.’* -
*‘Someone has a heart attack every two minutes adding up to 275,000 people each year.’* -
*‘Within half-an-hour, I had worked out that 21 was the magic number and if my cards added up to more than that, I would be bust.’* -
*‘It's one flowing mood from start to finish, with the whole adding up to rather more than the sum of its parts.’* -
*‘And it all adds up to 150,000 more local nurses, local teachers or local police officers.’* -
*‘All this adds up to more and more vehicular movements in the town centre.’* -
*‘These repeated checks added up to considerable amounts of time and fragmented work, particularly as nurses had to log on to the computer each time.’* -
*‘Each item has a value of one to five points, the total adding up to 100.’* -
*‘This modest little announcement promises to add up to more than the sum of its parts.’* -
*‘White-collar workers received two to six weeks' extra vacation, adding up to as much as nine or 10 weeks a year.’* -
*‘It was a classic case of the whole adding up to substantially more than the sum of the parts.’* -
*‘If this project is carried out on a large scale, it will add up to a massive amount of human alteration of the course of nature.’* -
*‘Fines adding up to more than £1.2 million are owed to the authorities in York and North Yorkshire, despite one of the best payment rates in the country of 90 per cent.’* -
*‘On average, each was off sick for 7.69 days, adding up to 2,330 working days lost.’* -
*‘Journeys adding up to 5000 km by a team of four people have led to the publication of a guidebook to bed and breakfasts and guesthouses in Bulgaria.’* -
*‘This would be on top of small measures together adding up to £1bn-2bn rolled out in Wednesday's Budget.’*

**amount to**, come to, run to, number, make, total, equal, be equal to, be equivalent to, count asView synonyms**amount to**, constitute, comprise, equal, be equivalent to, approximate to-

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